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Obituaries

British Luxury Furniture Designer Christopher Guy Harrison Has Died

The British designer founded his eponymous international  furnishings brand Christopher Guy in 1993.

RugNews.com Editors
8/19/2020
Portrait of executive
British luxury furniture designer Christopher Guy Harrison

SINGAPORE -- British luxury furniture designer Christopher Guy Harrison (born Sept. 3, 1960), who founded international furnishings brand Christopher Guy in 1993, died after battling lung cancer for more than 18 months.

Harrison grew the company's presence in more than 40 countries, and served as principal designer and CEO of Christoper Guy. Originally known for a wide range of decorative mirrors, the Christopher Guy brand grew into a collection of upholstery, furniture and accessories, and was expanded in 2017 to include a luxury collection of area rugs by rug manufacturer Nourison.

Known to his family as Guy, the designer's firm furnished renknowned properties, including the iconic Savoy Hotel in London, the Georgian Restaurant at Harrods, the Wynn Resorts in Las Vegas and Macau, the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo and the Presidential Suite at the Beverly Hills Hotel.

He was was the recipient of numerous international awards, including the British Interior Design Association’s ‘Outstanding Design Award’, and the Las Vegas Design Centre’s prestigious ‘Design Icon Award’.

Harrison is survived by his wife Kisa Harrison and his two children, his brother, Richard, his step-brother Christian, his father, Tony, his step-mother Janet and countless friends from around the world.
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